Released on 07 September 2017.
The Arthur C. Clarke Award
James Tait Black Prize for Fiction
A Best Book of the Year: The Guardian, The Observer, New York Times, San Francisco Chronicle and The Washington Post.
2074. America's future is Civil War. Sarat's reality is survival. They took her father, they took her home, they told her lies . . .
She didn't start this war, but she'll end it.
Omar El Akkad’s powerful debut novel imagines a dystopian future: a second American Civil War, a devastating plague and one family caught deep in the middle. In American War, we’re asked to consider what might happen if America were to turn its most devastating policies and deadly weapons against itself.
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The debut novel by Omar El Akkad has been shortlisted for the 2018 Arthur C. Clarke award.
We asked Omar El Akkad some questions ahead of the publication of his debut novel American War.
Picador are thrilled to share that American War- the debut novel by Omar El Akkad - has been shortlisted for the 2018 James Tait Black Prize for Fiction.